"Nice Dream" as written by and Thomas Edward/o'brien Yorke....
They love me like I was their brother
They protect me
Listen to me
They dug me my very own garden
Gave me sunshine
Made me happy
Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream

I call up my friend the good angel
But she's out with
Her answer-phone
She says she'd love to come help but
The sea would
Electrocute us all
Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream

Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream, if you think that you're strong enough
Nice dream, if you think you belong enough
Nice dream, if you think that you're strong enough
Nice dream, if you think you belong enough

Now come home
Now come home
Now come home
Now come home

Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream
Nice dream


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"Nice Dream" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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  • +10
    General CommentThe "sea would electrocute us all" line reminds me of one of my friends-suposed to be my best, not so much anymore. Every time i'd call him he'd never pick up, and he rarely returned my calls, no matter how urgent i sounded. We made plans a few times, but he had "forgotten" about them and made bigger, better plans, without me, of course. So the "sea would electrocute..." bit i think is about always having some grandiose excuse as to why you can't come help. even though, of course they'd love to come help. (nice dream)
    in a nutshell, you get this glorified image of a person, you friend, and they turn out to be just as flawed a human as you are, if not more so. whats worse, any loseness you felt wasnt really there. you took the friendship for granted but it was nothing but a daydream. and they, well they took you for granted.
    commutronon August 18, 2005   Link
  • +8
    General CommentTrexor, you ignorant slut. Just because Thom doesn't say shit in his songs like "Oops! I did it again!" and "Quit playing games with my heart!", which require no mental capacity to find the meaning, doesnt mean that his songs have no meaning. On the contrary, finding your personal meanings in Radiohead songs actually requires you to have some sort of fucking intelligent thought in your head.
    Afcutie424on December 18, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentoh, and lets keep the petty arguments separated from the comments on the song, please. i find it irritating to have arguments pop up in fromt of me while id rather be concentrating on reading others' views of songs i enjoy, which is what the site is for.
    commutronon August 18, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe main themes and feelings I get from radiohead are powerlessness, insecurity, and alienation from mainstream. This song seems to deal with these feelings, and say that it's ok that you don't fit in, find something to do with yourself and the talent you might have.
    Bill Leeon February 17, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentlifes a dream.....sleep well
    big brotheron November 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is my favorite song off The Bends...
    yep.
    penelopeon August 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThom Yorke said that it's about the band's relationship with people in general.For me,this song is about how we believe sometimes that our friends are real friends and that everbody in our lives really cares when in fact it's nothing more than an illusion in our heads or a "nice dream".Another Radiohead song that reflects my life!!!
    Joekubrickon June 22, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRadiohead is AMAZING... let's just leave it at that.
    blueied14on April 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgentGabbit - 1 min. That's the time you'd have to spend to come up with an original insult and not just use other's unique insults word for word.

    You clearly took that from the maddox.xmission.com website. Here's the direct quote:

    "Seven sixteenths of one inch: That's the distance you'd have to move your pinky in order to not sound like an idiot."

    Good job, you converted from standard system to metric and replaced pinky/idiot with finger/twat. Other than that it's identical. Quit ruining good content like maddox's site and get some of your own.
    n3odion May 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about the 'in' crowd. how these people are your friends only because you're popular. and when the lyrics say 'she'd love to come help, but the sea will electrocute us' i think it means something like, she can't be friends with him based on who he REALLY is, but what he PRETENDS to be. so basically, faking it to be with the cool people, it isn't reality. it is a dream.
    evilbabyon September 18, 2008   Link

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